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Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

  • Designation: Pittsburgh
  • Head Count: 415
  • Gross Revenues: $257,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $620,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $695,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -1

Buchanan Ingersoll was a large Pittsburgh-based law firm that merged with Pennslyvania firm Klett Rooney in October 2006 to become Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney. On May 31, 2007, the firm merged with Alhadeff & Solar. The firm ranked 114th on The American Lawyer's 2011 Am Law 200 rankings of U.S. law firms by revenue, with $250,000,000 in gross revenue in 2010. In terms of size, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, with 406 attorneys, was ranked as the 108th largest law firm in the United States by the National Law Journal's 2011 NLJ 250. The firm's areas of expertise includes corporate finance, litigation, tax, government relations, and health care. The firm has offices in several states in the U.S., including New York, New Jersey, Florida and California.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 NR N/A Gross revenue
Am Law 200 115 -1 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 105 3 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 89 13 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard NR N/A Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey NR N/A Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey NR N/A Summer programs

In the News

Three of The 22 Law Firm Tie-Ups in First Quarter Involved Firms in Atlanta

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 04, 2014

Most of the 22 U.S. law firm combinations that legal consultancy Altman Weil tracked for the first quarter of the year were of large to midsize firms snapping up small local firms. Three of them affected firms with Atlanta offices.

Report: Merger Mania Continues, But on a Smaller Scale

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 02, 2014

Legal consultancy Altman Weil has released its first-quarter law firm merger report, which notes that after a record-setting year in 2013, the pace of combinations among firms has continued in 2014, with smaller acquisitions dominating the market. Am Law 200 firms like Holland & Hart and Wilson Elser have absorbed smaller shops in Salt Lake City and San Francisco, respectively, within the past week. Meanwhile, Am Law 100 law and lobbying giant Patton Boggs is drawing interest from Dentons and Squire Sanders.

PLW - People in the News - April 1, 2014

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 01, 2014

Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman was honored by the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania on March 4 at their annual event, Take the Lead 2014.

Terrence Russell Named Partner at Holland & Knight

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : January 31, 2014

Former Florida Bar president Terrence Russell has joined Holland & Knight as a partner in the firm's Fort Lauderdale and Jacksonville offices.

When Will Our Commonwealth Guarantee Gender Equality?

TLI Editorial Board : The Legal Intelligencer : January 25, 2014

In the past, the struggle over gay rights and gay marriage has taken place on legal and religious grounds. Does the federal Constitution or a state constitution guarantee equal rights to individuals, whatever their sexual conduct may be?

People in the News - March 24, 2014

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 24, 2014

Peter F. Vaira joined Greenblatt, Pierce, Engle, Funt & Flores.

Civil Clergy-Abuse Lawsuits in Phila. See Renewed Activity, Lawyers Say

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : January 24, 2014

The plaintiff in a priest sex-abuse case is petitioning the court to compel information on the Archdiocese of Philadelphia's ownership interest, management and funding of the Villa St. John Vianney, a facility used for psychiatric treatment by clergy members.

The Morning Wrap

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : January 14, 2014

A round-up of legal news from ALM affiliated publications and news outlets around the country: legal issues pile up for GM's GC, ex-Va. Gov. Robert McDonnell's defense strategy and a new Pittsburgh-Tampa legal alliance.

The Churn: Holland & Knight Scatters Five Partner Hires, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 14, 2014

Holland & Knight adds two partners in Tampa and individual partners in Miami, New York and San Francisco; Burr & Forman welcomes four health care attorneys in Birmingham; and two energy and natural resources partners move to Husch Blackwell's Denver office.

Merger of Buchanan Ingersoll And Fowler White Official

Julie Kay and Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 14, 2014

Pittsburgh-based Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney is set to merge today with Tampa-based Fowler White Boggs, creating a 530-lawyer firm that would become one of the 100 largest in the country by headcount.

Act 13 Narrows Commonwealth Court Jurisdiction

Zack Needles : The Legal Intelligencer : January 13, 2014

In the first case examining the scope of its original jurisdiction under the Act 13 of 2009 amendments to the Pennsylvania Oil and Gas Act, the Commonwealth Court has ruled that it lacks original jurisdiction to hear challenges to township resolutions and agreements that were either never officially enacted as ordinances or have since been rescinded.

Fowler White Boggs Merging With Buchanan Ingersoll

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : January 13, 2014

After scouting for a Florida merger partner for years, Pittsburgh-based Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney has finally succeeded, announcing a merger with Tampa-based Fowler White Boggs.

Buchanan Ingersoll Lawyer Can't Quash Rigas Subpoena

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 03, 2014

A Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney lawyer who represented defunct Adelphia Communications for years has lost a battle to quash a subpoena he was served by Rigas family members who previously owned Adelphia.

Top Laterals 2013 - The Gordon & Rees Team

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 25, 2014

When San Francisco-based Gordon & Rees was looking to expand into Pennsylvania, it was initially eyeing Philadelphia, but it first made an unexpected pit stop in Pittsburgh in 2012 with the hiring of a group of attorneys from Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney.

PLW - People in the News - February 25, 2014

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 25, 2014

Sireen I. Tucker joined High Swartz's real estate practice as an associate.

Ex-Judge Manfredi Looking to Focus on ADR, Justice Education

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : January 20, 2014

Former Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge William J. Manfredi said that he will be primarily focusing his post-judicial career on mediation and arbitration, while also looking for ways to educate nonlegal professionals about the court system and teaching other jurisdictions about effective court administration.

Top Litigation Department Awards Recognize Six Firms

Staff report : Daily Business Review : January 14, 2014

For general litigation, Akerman is being recognized for its work as a large firm, White & Case as a midsized firm and Podhurst Orseck as a small firm.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 13, 2014

Orrick Herrington, Buchanan Ingersoll and Wilson Elser have announced promotions, while Baker Botts and McDermott Will have each added a partner.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 10, 2014

Philip Weingold has joined Greenberg Traurig as a shareholder, Venable has added litigators Patrick Boyle and Jessie Beeber as partners, and several firms announce promotions.

Judge Denies $63 Mil. Damage Claim Over Aborted Merger

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : January 03, 2014

A Philadelphia judge has rejected a health care informatics company's claim for nearly $63 million in damages after a potential merger partner breached an exclusivity agreement and made a deal with another company.

Fee Tracker: Super Bowl, Patent Battles and More

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 30, 2014

In our latest installment of the Fee Tracker, The Am Law Daily looks at the legal fees paid by several leading nonprofit organizations in the news, such as the NY/NJ Super Bowl XLVIII Bidding Committee, the Alfred E. Mann Foundation for Scientific Research and the UJA-Federation of New York, which recently hired a top Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison litigation partner as its new leader.

DA's Office Seeks Appeal in Lynn Case

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : January 29, 2014

The District Attorney's Office of Philadelphia is seeking to appeal the state Superior Court's decision to overturn the conviction of Monsignor William Lynn.

Phila. DA's Office Seeks Appeal in Lynn Case

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : January 28, 2014

The District Attorney's Office of Philadelphia is seeking to appeal the state Superior Court's decision to overturn the conviction of Monsignor William Lynn.

People in the News - January 23, 2014

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 23, 2014

Philip D. Amoa, a corporate attorney from McCarter & English's Philadelphia office, was elected to the board of directors of Philadelphia VIP.

Fee Tracker: Apple's Bromwich Battle and More

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 22, 2014

The Am Law Daily tallies how much Am Law 200 firms are earning on a variety of engagements, from a Goodwin Procter partner serving as Apple's court-appointed monitor to Robins Kaplan's representation in a card-swipe class action to a Winston & Strawn partner's move in-house with a longtime client.

The Bankruptcy Files: Freedom Taps McGuireWoods for Chapter 11

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 21, 2014

McGuireWoods is advising Freedom Industries, the company responsible for a recent chemical spill that prompted drinking water bans that affected 300,000 West Virginians, on its Chapter 11 filing. Meanwhile, Skadden and Kirkland are dominating the market on bankruptcy work amid a dearth of large filings and the latter is among the Am Law 100 firms handling out-of-court restructurings for clients like Altegrity, Brookstone and M*Modal.

People in the News - Jan. 21, 2014

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 21, 2014

Joseph Santarone, a shareholder in the Philadelphia office of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, was elected to join Widener University School of Law's national advisory council.

More Women Partners at Pa. Firms, but Overall Ranks Stagnant

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 14, 2014

Even as the percentage of women partners has increased over the last decade, female lawyers continue to make up less than one-third of the attorney population at Pennsylvania's 100 largest law firms, according to data tracked by Legal sibling publication PaLaw magazine.

Change in Law Triggering Race to Patent Office, Attorneys Say

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 13, 2014

As the final pieces of the America Invents Act are about to go into effect March 16, intellectual property lawyers are scrambling to get thousands of last-minute patent filings in before the old rules expire Friday.

Caperton Saga Leaves 15-Year Imprint on Reed Smith Duo

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 13, 2014

It's the kind of case that has an attorney up at 3 a.m. pondering the next play or just the seeming injustice of it all. And for two Reed Smith attorneys, the case has been going on for upward of 15 years.

People in the News - January 10, 2014

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 10, 2014

Douglas K. Rosenblum, a partner at Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, presented at the Philadelphia chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners' annual meeting in December.

Buchanan Ingersoll in Merger Talks With Fla. Firm

Julie Kay and Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 08, 2014

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney is deep into merger talks with Tampa-based Fowler White Boggs, according to top management of both firms.

Big Merger Year Sets All Eyes on 2014

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 08, 2014

Data released by legal consultancy Altman Weil on Wednesday shows that U.S. law firm combinations rose 47 percent in 2013, when a record 88 firms joined forces. The report comes on the heels of research by London-based alliance partner Jomati Consultants, which notes that mergers among U.K. firms also hit record levels in 2013. And more tie-ups could be on the way this year.

Buchanan Ingersoll Names New General Counsel

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 07, 2014

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney has named a new general counsel.

Monsignor Lynn Released Following Hearing

Zack Needles : The Legal Intelligencer : January 07, 2014

Monsignor William J. Lynn was in court Monday after posting 10 percent of his $250,000 bail and surrendering his passport last week.

Allegations Against Latham Fully Pled, Company Argues

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 07, 2014

A Pennsylvania-based legal services management company said it doesn't have to give any more particulars just yet on its allegations against Latham & Watkins regarding misappropriation of trade secrets.

Buchanan Ingersoll In Merger Talks With Fowler White Boggs

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : January 07, 2014

Pittsburgh-based Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney and Tampa-based Fowler White Boggs are in merger talks to create a 550-lawyer firm concentrated in the Northeast and Florida.

People in the News - December 31, 2013

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 31, 2013

Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young partner Kevin Casey was appointed to the Advisory Council for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Lynn Ordered Released on Bail Pending Appeal

Zack Needles : The Legal Intelligencer : January 31, 2013

A Philadelphia trial judge on Monday set bail for Monsignor William J. Lynn at $250,000, pending the state's appeal of the Superior Court's reversal of his conviction for endangering the welfare of a child.

Pa. Superior Court Overturns Lynn's Conviction

Zack Needles : The Legal Intelligencer : January 27, 2013

The Pennsylvania Superior Court has reversed the conviction of Monsignor William J. Lynn, the first Catholic Church administrative official convicted of endangering the welfare of children abused by other priests.

For Large Law Firms, 2013 Was a Year of Expansion, Pseudo-Mergers

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 24, 2013

For Pennsylvania's large law firms, 2013 was a year of office expansion and pseudo-mergers.

Firm Leaders Predicting Profit Growth in 2014, Survey Shows

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 17, 2013

Increasing demand and a more concentrated focus on the efficient delivery of legal services should lead to higher profits in 2014, according to a survey of the managing partners' confidence in the market.

INADMISSIBLE: D.C. Superior Court Judge Gets Rebuked

: The National Law Journal : January 09, 2013

District of Columbia Superior Court Judge Natalia Combs Greene received a rare public rebuke last month from a judicial review commission about her temperament. Plus more in this week's column.

Have the State's Largest Firms Grown Under New Leaders?

Zack Needles : The Legal Intelligencer : January 06, 2013

In less than six years, 10 of the 14 Pennsylvania firms listed in the Am Law 200 have announced or completed changes to the uppermost tier of their leadership structures following long, successful tenures.

Continental Steward Barbered Before Flight Can Proceed With Gay Bias Suit

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : January 05, 2013

People in the News - December 4, 2013

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 04, 2013

William P. Conaboy and Judy Wang Mayer joined Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney as an associate and senior attorney, respectively, in the firm's health care section.

Strong Fourth Quarter Buoyed Firm Finances in 2012

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 26, 2013

When it came through 2012's financial performance, Pennsylvania's largest law firms saw everything from small to double-digit rises in most of the key metrics.

Buchanan Ingersoll Moves Aventura Office to Fort Lauderdale

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 21, 2013

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney will officially shutter its Aventura, Fla., office and move the attorneys and staff to its new location in Fort Lauderdale on Monday, the firm has said.

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney Leaving Aventura For Downtown Fort Lauderdale

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : January 21, 2013

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney is the latest law firm relocating to downtown Fort Lauderdale, leasing space on Las Olas Boulevard.

Buchanan Ingersoll Adds Biochemistry Patent Agent

: Delaware Law Weekly : January 20, 2013

Stephany G. Small joined Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney as a patent agent in the firm's intellectual property section.

Pennsylvania Firms Rank High on Client Service List

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 20, 2013

Three of Pennsylvania's largest law firms also appear to be some of the most highly thought of among the largest purchasers of legal services—Fortune 1000 corporate counsel.

Pa. Firms Rank High on Client Service List

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 20, 2013

Three of Pennsylvania's largest law firms also appear to be some of the most highly thought of among the largest purchasers of legal services—Fortune 1000 corporate counsel.

Latham Seeks Removal of Trade Secrets Case to Federal Court

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 14, 2013

Latham & Watkins is looking to remove to federal court a breach of contract and trade secrets case brought against it by a Pennsylvania legal services management company.

Archdiocese Sued Over Priest-Accuser's Death

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : January 14, 2013

A wrongful-death lawsuit and survivorship action has been filed against the Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia, the monsignor who served as secretary of the clergy, and a priest, alleging that sexual abuse led to a man's death from a drug overdose.

New Deals

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 31, 2013

Consol Energy said Monday it has reached an agreement to sell five of its coal mining operations in West Virginia to Murray Energy in a deal worth roughly $3.5 billion. Also, American Realty Capital Properties had to wait more than seven months, but it finally reached a deal to create the country's largest real estate investment trust in the net lease sector.

Fee Tracker: Penn State's Sex Abuse Tab, Herbalife and Twitter

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 30, 2013

Tallying up what Am Law 200 firms are making for their work on notable matters in the news, including the Penn State sex abuse scandal, Bill Ackman's bet against Herbalife, the coming Wikipedia reboot and Twitter's planned IPO.

Upper Devonian Shales Could Lead to More Energy Work

Zack Needles : The Legal Intelligencer : January 29, 2013

By now, most Pennsylvanians have heard of the overlapping Marcellus and Utica shales. But there's a third layer of shales sitting atop both of them in Southwestern Pennsylvania that has the oil and gas industry, and by extension the legal industry, buzzing.

Law Firm Leaders Optimistic About Fourth Quarter of 2013

Zack Needles : The Legal Intelligencer : January 29, 2013

The significant fourth-quarter boost many law firms experienced last year was the result of a unique political climate and will not be repeated this year, but law firm leaders said they're still optimistic they'll finish out 2013 with respectable numbers.

Five Firms Advise on $3.5 Billion Consol Coal Mine Deal

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 28, 2013

Consol Energy has agreed to sell five of its coal mining operations in West Virginia to Murray Energy in a deal worth $3.5 billion—including cash, assumed debt and future considerations. Kirkland & Ellis is advising Murray, while Consol has turned to attorneys at Buchanan Ingersoll, Greenberg Traurig, Wachtell and West Virginia's Steptoe & Johnson.